Coming Soon to ALOUD: Laurie Anderson

    Apr 05, 2018

    “I think it’s useful to see the world not as things and people but as a series of approaches and options for ways to perceive them. Language is approximate—it is […]

    The Library Store Loves You Lots

    Feb 08, 2018

    The Library Store has you sealed with a kiss this Valentine’s season! With gifts, cards, and all types of unique goodies for everyone on your kiss list–from the love of […]

    Shining Light on Civil Rights

    Jan 11, 2018

    This January, the Los Angeles Public Library is paying tribute to the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through special programming across branch libraries from peace-themed craft projects for […]

    You Heard Them First at ALOUD: Best Reads of 2017

    Dec 14, 2017

    ALOUD audiences hear from Roxane Gay about her latest book Hunger: A Memoir of (MY) Body.

    ‘Tis the time of year when critics, editors, librarians, and book lovers alike compile their favorite reads of the year. Ranging from urgent topics like the environment and politics to […]

    A New Catalogue to Commemorate Visualizing Language

    Nov 22, 2017

    “To recognize an image or likeness of yourself in a poem or mural, to have your existence—your present being—acknowledged, even celebrated, can awaken a pride,” writes Mojave poet and language […]

    Janet Fitch’s Revolutionary Russia

    Nov 09, 2017

    Author Janet Fitch

    “Rocking on the razor-musseled bay, lulled by the sleepy toll of buoy bells, the music of rigging, the eloquent stanzas of the waves, I wait for news from the sea,” […]